explain_creat_or_die man page

explain_creat_or_die — create and open a file creat and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/creat.h>

void explain_creat_or_die(const char *pathname, int mode);

Description

The explain_creat_or_die function is used to call the creat(2) system call.  On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_creat(3), and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

explain_creat_or_die(pathname, mode);
pathname

The pathname, exactly as to be passed to the creat(2) system call.

mode

The mode, exactly as to be passed to the creat(2) system call.

Returns:

This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

See Also

creat(2)

open and possibly create a file or device

explain_creat(3)

explain creat(2) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_creat(3).